When “Home For The Holidays” Isn’t an Option

As the holiday season is approaching, we are reminded of the many soldiers who are overseas and won’t see their families until next year, or longer. We must remember to thank them for the time they have given up to serve and protect, but we must also remember those who are serving in a different way. Continue reading

Prepping For Colder Weather: Running Gear That Will Keep You Moving

As an avid runner, I try to get outdoors atleast 9 months out of the year. But with that, I have to deal with some of the harsher winter months that make running comfortably a challenge. Continue reading

The Five Worst Duty Stations In The Army

This past week, Grunt Style Magazine did a short study to reveal the worst duty stations across the globe for Army personnel. At each duty station, families and soldiers often have a different experience. Some posts have excellent housing, but fall short in terms of the surrounding attractions. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Some posts are even known for their great amenities, or lack thereof.  Continue reading

Excuse me, what did you say?

I don’t know if there’s something in the air or what’s going on, but it seems like this week has been the week for bad comments/questions. Have you ever had weeks like that, where people just have no filter whatsoever? Continue reading

An Open Letter to My Ex-Bestfriend

This is going to be a bit different than my usual post, but I wanted to make a personal post about friendship.  Sometimes our blogs serve as our only way to share the things that we could never say. Continue reading

Keeping Your Identity In Your Military Relationship

Lets face it, we all get a little bit caught up sometimes. If you’re in a military relationship like myself, than you know exactly what I mean. We get so busy trying to plan around training cycles and deployments, that our life starts to have very little balance. I meet so many military girlfriends, boyfriends, and spouses who are caught up in their loved ones goals, career, and duty, and they have lost who they are, and what they want. Continue reading

Learning The Ropes: From Acronyms to Army Ranks

Sometimes the hardest part about being in this lifestyle is simply the lack of clarification. Everything has a symbol, acronym, or hidden lingo that is far from obvious for the rest of us. Continue reading